When you are surrounded with words, poetry and literature, you seem to transcend time and travel into a different world. The experience is enriched when you have tunes and melodies in perfect harmony with each other. Such is the magic cast by brothers Amaan Ali Khan, Ayaan Ali Khan and Pt. Tanmoy Bose as they build up rhythm, and string the audience into one symphony of enchantment.
With poise, elegance and charisma, the experienced fingers continue to shower melodies upon melodies and bathe the listeners in a spell of awe. The beautifully decked stage emanates warmth on a cold evening in Calcutta as the sound bounces around, almost touching one’s senses on the go.
When after a toiling day you return to your own niche and all your heart thirsts for is rest, the memory of the music created by the Ali brothers can well act as a balm to your tired senses.
“I feel as if I am sitting at a Durbar of some Sultan or Nawaab with all the Gems of musicians performing before me, I don’t think I am at a position to comment on their expertise. I have been transported to a different era altogether. I’m having a gala time”, says a gentleman in the audience, on being asked to share his impression of the session.
In the middle of all the glitz and glamour , Amaan Ali Khan tells us about his venture along with his brother Ayaan ali Khan into authoring a book on their father, ‘Abba-God’s Greatest Gift to us’. Truly, Kolkata Literary Festival at the Kolkata Book fair showcases to us a brilliant co-existence of Literature and arts of all kinds.